Can you help safeguard RSPCA Llys Nini Animal Centre through this next period of uncertainty?

During this time of year RSPCA Llys Nini Animal Centre would expect to welcome in excess 3,000 visitors to its Penllergaer site – however, the firebreak lockdown and Covid-19 restrictions has caused its fundraising income to a screeching halt.

In addition to all 12 of their charity shops being closed their week-long ‘Halloween Spooky Woodland Trail’ and ‘Pumpkin Carving Festival’ have been cancelled.

Gary Weeks, Llys Nini Animal Centre manager, said: “All the animals currently at Llys Nini are safe and well and being looked after by our skeleton staff and vets. Although our income has drastically reduced – the bills haven’t.

“This is why we are once again calling upon our kind supporters and the people of South Wales to help us if they can.

“The firebreak lockdown will, once again, mean that we will have practically no funds coming in. Any help will be gratefully received, whatever you can spare would be a huge help.

“We’d like to send out a big thanks to our wonderful supporters who have helped us through the spring lockdown as the animal centre stayed open – but now we are facing another challenging period.”

Gary added they were “devastated” to cancel their Halloween fundraisers – which form a special part of their fundraising calendar.

“Although it is understandable with the current situation – we were devastated to cancel our Halloween events – not just from a fundraising aspect, but it is also disappointing the families, especially the children. We always thoroughly enjoy welcoming so many faces to our centre for these festivities and we will miss everyone joining us this year.”

Donations can be made via the RSPCA Llys Nini website or their Just Giving Page https://justgiving.com/campaign/firebreakappeal – and you can find out more via this Facebook video - https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=353544665720042